General Description

This beautiful manual focus camera was introduced together with the MX as its electronical twin. In 1976, is was the smallest SLR available. Like its successor, the ME Super, the ME lacks the “pro” features of the MX (DOF preview, full mechanical construction, interchangeable screens, aperture indication in the viewfinder) but offers convenience. Expept for “1/100” and “B”, it offers aperture-priority operation, only. It is plentiful on the second-hand market.

The “SE” in the ME SE body stands for “special eddition.” However, the only known difference (except for the color of the leatherette) is that the focusing screen of the SE body is diagonally split, and that of the non-SE body horizontally-split.

Product Variations
Exact Name ME ME ME SE
Color silver-black black silver-brown
Year of Introduction 1976 1976 unknown ~ unknown
Catalog Number 06000 06010 unknown
Sold with Case

Technical Specifications

Lens Mount K
Mount Limitations The lens must be set to a numerical aperture
Self-Timer 4 ~ 12 sec
Mirror Lock-Up
Cable Release mechanical
Infra-Red Release
Additional Features
Width x Height x Depth 131 x 82.5 x 49.5 mm
Weight 460 g
Exposure System
Exposure Modes Av
Metering Modes with K and M Lenses center-weighted
Metering Modes with A and newer Lenses center-weighted
Meter Material GPD
Exposure Compensation (Step) +/-2 (1 EV steps)
Exposure Lock
Meter Range 1 ~ 19 EV
Manual ISO Range 12 ~ 1600 ASA
Construction electronic (vertical)
Material metal
Shutter Speeds 8 ~ 1/1000, B
Mechanical Speeds X, B
Magnification [Coverage] 0.87x [92%]
Aperture Indication
Shutter-Speed Indication LED
Interchangeable Screens
Power Source
Batteries 2 x 1.5 Volt silver-oxide (A76, SR44) or alkaline (LR44)
Continuous Shooting
Continuous Shooting manual wind lever
Compatible with Winder(s) ME, ME II
Flash System
Command Protocol(s) analog
Synchronization Speed(s) 1/100 ~ 8, B
Built-In Flash
Fitting Case(s) soft case: ME super MG